Epirus is a province in northwestern Greece. It is divided into four prefectures: Arta, Ioannina, Preveza and Thesprotia. It has a population of about 350,000. The capital of Epirus and its largest city is Ioannina. A large part of Epirus lies on mountainous areas, called Pindus Mountains. Learn More →


Ioannina is located 450 km northwest of Athens, 100 km east of the Ionian Sea coast, and 65 km south of the Greek-Albanian border. The city is surrounded by mountains and lies on the western side of a beautiful lake. It is a lively city of 100,000 inhabitants that carries a long history. Learn More →


Arta is a city with a rich history in northwestern Greece, capital of the regional unit of Arta, which is part of Epirus region. The city was known in ancient times as Ambracia. Arta is famous for its old bridge located over the Arachthos River, situated west of downtown. Learn More →


Preveza is a town in the region of Epirus, northwestern Greece, located at the mouth of the Ambracian Gulf. It is the capital of the regional unit of Preveza, which is part of the region of Epirus. The Aktio-Preveza Immersed Tunnel, the first and so far only undersea tunnel in Greece, was completed in 2002 and connects Preveza to Aktio. Learn More →


Igoumenitsa is the capital of the regional unit Thesprotia. It is a picturesque small town with lots of green, beaches with crystal clear blue waters, and green mountains surrounding the town. The 670 km Egnatia Highway, which serves northern Greece, terminates at Igoumenitsa. Learn More →

Merry Xmas and happy holidays from the President of Panepirotic Union
of Melbourne and Victoria and Epirotic Federation of Oceania

Dear Fellow Patriots,

Firstly, I would like to thank you kindly for your continued support. I wish you and your family, good health, happiness and success. Together we aim to continue our traditions and culture which we have proudly inherited from our parents.

We would like our traditions to be passed on to our future generations and therefore we hope to see you , your family AND friends join us at our forthcoming functions. On behalf of all our committees, I wish you and your family all the best for the festive season!

Yours sincerely,
Christos Ntostas

Panepirotic Union proudly supports the Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre

Panepirotic Union of Melbourne and Victoria Inc. held the annual "Pita Luncheon" event at "Stars International" on 22 November 2015 with a special cause in mind.

This year, the total amount of money gathered from this event, after costs, shall go toward "The Wellness Centre" funding specifically the "Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction" program, i.e. a series of workshops held over eight weeks at "The Wellness Centre" in support of cancer patients and their families.

Our Union

In November 1990, the then three of the larger Epirotic Associations, united into one representative organization for all Epirots in the State of Victoria and beyond.

About Epirus

Epirus is a geographical and historical region in southeastern Europe, in Greece. It lies between the Pindus Mountains and the Ionian Sea, to the Ambracian Gulf in the south.

Photo Gallery

Take a look at our photo gallery from the region of Epirus, but also from various events that our union has organised. Feel free to send your photos, in order to upload them too.

News & Announcements

  • Donation to "Good Friday Appeal"
    April 15, 2017
    On Good Friday, our union made a donation to "Good Friday Appeal"; a fundraising event for "The Royal Children's Hospital".
  • President's Message
    December 30, 2015
    Firstly, the new Board of Directors wishes to express it's warm wishes and appreciation to all those members who have been so loyal to Panepirotic Union of Melbourne & Victo...
  • The Board of Directors is made up of nine members.
    December 30, 2015
    After the Annual General Meeting of 11th October 2015, an election was required to form a new Board of Directors, as there were more nominations received than there were vacant ...

Our Events

  • Donation to "Good Friday Appeal"
    April 15, 2017
    On Good Friday, our union made a donation to "Good Friday Appeal"; a fundraising event for "The Royal Children's Hospital".
  • Donation to ONJ Cancer & Wellness Centre
    December 24, 2015
    Certificate of Appreciation from the "Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre" to "Panepirotic Union of Melbourne &...
  • Pita celebrity
    November 11, 2012
    Panepirotic union hosted pita festival with success.